There will be an official Sheffield Beer Week beer brewed for 2020’s charity partnership supporting The Friends of Edward Carpenter in collaboration with Sheffield based LGBTQ+ beer group Out and About and Lost Industry Brewing. The collaboration share a unified sentiment which champion welcoming everyone from across the spectrum of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. A sentiment which Sheffield Beer Week fully shares and supports. Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) was a significant cultural and political activist around Sheffield in his life. Advocating the simplification of life through his market garden and grow your own approach to campaigning for many issues of social concern. These ranged from women’s suffrage to the protection of the environment, from sexual emancipation to the formation of trade unions. The Friends of Edward Carpenter group formed to celebrate this important figure and to endeavour to establish a fitting memorial as a public work of art. The official Sheffield Beer Week beer will be raising funds for this cause.
In the group’s words, Edward Carpenter’s life:
“…was one of quiet celebration while his writings and example laid the foundation for the gay liberation movement of the twentieth century. Through his many friendships, Edward Carpenter traversed the divisions of class, gender, sexuality, race and creed. Men and women from across the world and from all walks of life came into connection with each other through him and his connections with Sheffield.“
More details on the beer to be announced…